2016 Chrysler 300 SRT Review

From the very same engineering master team which brought us the
707 hp Hellcat models of 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge
Charger, comes the new, supercharged version of another pet.

2016 Chrysler 300 SRT Exterior

2016 Chrysler 300 SRT has been spied while riding on the
streets of Detroit, camouflaged in its pre-production body.
Refreshed for the 2016 model, 300 SRT features a redesigned
front grille and additional LEDs nested in the lower bumper.

As for some other exterior hints, there are the obvious SRT tag
on said grille, slotted brake discs gripped by Brembo calipers,
twin circular exhaust outlets and a pretty much subtle lip rear
spoiler.

This rear-drive muscle car proves that it will outlive the
Australian vehicle manufacturing closures, by appearing to be
ready and complete with the trademark SRT crosshatch grille,
LED-improved headlamps, lower ride height, special SRT 20”
alloy wheels, quad exhausts, SRT badging and accents, slotted
rotors as well as a spoiler on the trunk lid.2016-Chrysler-300-NCI-9

Interior of new Chrysler 300

Some luxurious touches found in the current Chrysler 300 are
sure to come – premium Nappa leather seats, soft comfort
throughout and the latest technology gadgets. Finishing is
on the top level, a blue backlighting of instruments and large
touchscreen on the center console, are the main characteristics
 of the new Chrysler 300 SRT interior. The dose of
elegance provides an analog clock that is located above the
touchscreen display.

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Engine and Specs

Engine-wise, New Chrysler 300 SRT 2016 should get a
6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger and Charger
versions. Employed in this vehicle, it should deliver 485
horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.

An improvement in power and torque higher than the outgoing
SRT’s 347 kW and 641 Nm, can be well-expected. It should be
paired up with an 8-speed automatic driving the rear wheels via
Getrag limited slip differential instead of the old Mercedes
5-speeder.

The last time Chrysler 300 was seen with an SRT relative was
for the 2014 model year. That vehicle had a top speed of 175
mph and acceleration of 0-60 mph time in 4 s. It was able to
slow down 60-0 mph in just 120 ft.

Price and Release date

As a result, this particular vehicle could be the greatest hint
yet that the 300 SRT is about to make a return into the U.S.
market. Officially, no word has been mentioned on whether or
not this is to happen, however if the Chrysler 300 SRT returns,
expect it to be introduced as a 2016 model.

Having in mind that the current SRT is ranging from $56,000
(raw Core) to $66,000 (well-equipped SRT8), it is likely that
the 2016 pricing will not stray too far from the present
pricing.

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